Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs

Mike’s busy year gets off to a big bang

CHORLTON Golf Club’s new Captain Mike Lynch, who has recently joined the Cheshire Union Board
members, had a lively drive-in on the first tee watched by a full house of members before they
played in a shotgun team of four event with a superb entry of 31 teams.
Mike, handicap 9, had a drone hovering a few feet above his head as he conquered his nerves to hit
his low drive straight down the middle of the fairway to defy the odds of 1000-1 on him being able
to do this.
There was then a big bang from outside the clubhouse as Chorlton pro Dave Mackinnon launched a
huge exploding rocket to get the competition into action.
Mike, who is a sales director of a printing company, has been a member of his club for 21 years, and
was also recently elected to serve on the Cheshire Union Board to add to a very hectic schedule for
the next 12 months.
His favourite hole at Chorlton is the second as you need a good straight tee shot which still leaves a
second shot to a narrow green, water left and bunkers right – a real card wrecker!
His other favourite course is Western Gailes in Scotland.
Mike said: “My own personal golfing highlight was being at Medina when the winning putt went in
to take the Ryder Cup and I also enjoy supporting Manchester United.
“My chosen charity is Christies, the BL Poppy Appeal and my chosen players in a fourball would be
Che Guevara, Eric Cantona and Kirsty Gallagher.
“It is an honour to be this year’s skipper at Chorlton as the club has a great buzz about it.
“The greens team have worked wonders with the drainage over the past two or three years so that
we have stayed on greens and tees all the year and been open when all around are shut and this has
had a very positive effect on new members joining.”

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